- DO, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
- PA-C, University of Missouri, Columbia Missouri, 2013
About Christopher Brown
I was born and raised in southern West Virginia. I worked as a physician assistant in the emergency department for a few years prior to attending the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
What attracted you to WVU surgery for residency?
In my last two years of medical school, I was fortunate enough to work with a wonderful physician who came through this program and is beloved by patients and hospital staff alike. He was extremely grounded, knowledgeable, and skilled coming straight out of his residency at WVU. Then I was able to do a trauma rotation as a 4th-year student and the residents took me in as a part of the family and I saw firsthand the ability of residents at this program.
What makes our program unique?
I feel like the attendings at our program truly remember what it was like to be a resident. They have no problem in pushing you out of your comfort zone and giving you an appropriate amount of stress to grow from.
What do you like about living in Morgantown?
I would have to say I enjoy the food and craft beer options that Morgantown provides. There are still places I have not explored because of the few places I have tried I can’t get away from. My favorite spots are Table 9 on Tuesdays for their craft beer and specialty hamburgers, Pies and Pints, and Mountain State Brewing.
- Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence
- The Dr. Catherine A. Bishop Scholarship Fund Award
- WVSOM Eastern Region Statewide Campus Outstanding Student Award
- Honorable Mention at the 2020 WVU-Eastern Research Symposium and Faculty Development Poster Competition for Fungating Breast Mass; Slipping Through the Cracks
- Psi Sigma Alpha Member
- American College of Surgeons – Medical Student membership
- Brown, C. J., Kletter, J.C. (March 2020). Fungating Breast Mass; Slipping Through the Cracks Poster presented at WVU-Eastern Research Symposium and Faculty Development; Martinsburg, WV, USA
- Brown, C., Strobolakos, A., Tost, J., Zavala, A. (April 2021). The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Acute Appendicitis Throughout West Virginia presented at WVU-Eastern Research Symposium and Faculty Development; Martinsburg, WV, USA
Personal Interests: Competitive powerlifting and attempting to achieve the highest total in the squat, bench press, and deadlift.